WARRENDALE, Pa., Aug. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- MEDRAD, INC., announced today the first installation of its Intego(TM) PET Infusion System at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Hillman Cancer Center. To achieve this milestone, MEDRAD has partnered with IBA Molecular which will supply UPMC with Fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) in a multi-dose vial housed in a specially-designed Tungsten vial shield. Use of this innovative system minimizes the need to manually prepare and handle individual FDG doses, significantly reducing potential radiation exposure to hospital personnel.
The Intego System automates the administration of FDG for Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography (PET/CT) imaging procedures. By automating and controlling FDG dosing and infusion, the Intego System precisely, flexibly, safely, and easily administers FDG to patients throughout the day.
The Intego System automatically extracts a patient dose from a multi-dose vial and administers the dose, via infusion, directly to the patient, minimizing the need for manual dose preparation and associated handling, as well as protecting the technologist from the corresponding radiation exposure. With the Intego System's dose-on-demand capability, the prescribed dose may be administered when the patient and technologist are ready, enabling technologists to easily and efficiently respond to schedule changes, patient delays, and add-on patients.
"MEDRAD will improve the quality of healthcare for patients and will enhance procedure safety for clinicians at Intego's first clinical site, UPMC, Hillman Cancer Center. The partnership with IBA Molecular helps us achieve this part of our mission," said Doug Descalzi, executive director, MEDRAD Molecular Imaging.
"IBA is very pleased to support this first clinical installation
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